Replacing the fuel filter...

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  1. 68mustang5.0

    68mustang5.0 Active Member

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    How often should it be done? I have no clue as to when the last time mine was changed, but i think i should take care of it...lol

    WHere on the car is it located? Any specific brand i should get or stay away from? Whats some symptoms of a clogged filter? Thanks!
     
  2. 68mustang5.0

    68mustang5.0 Active Member

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    anyone? ???
     
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    Once a yr i do mine. But now that we have this ethanol crap if its not your DD you should do it more often. If the car sits for a week the ethanol will begin to seperate and gum shit up. We have been having alot of boat problems here on the jersey shore because of this stuff.
     
  4. 68mustang5.0

    68mustang5.0 Active Member

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    Down in hawaii all the gas station have that E10 crap. I have b een hearing that alot of cars and company fleet vehicles have problems because of the E10.

    I really dont know when the last time the fuel filter was changed. Is stock good enough, or should i look at maybe an aftermarket one?
     
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    It is mounted right by the gas tank it looks like a little can with a hose going to each side of it. I would say if you dont know hwo long its been to go ahead and change iit. ITs an easy fix and cheap. Just disconnect the fuel lines from the filter and put the new one in. Watch your eyes whenyou take the old one off cause some fuel will come out of the lines and the filter.
     
  7. 68mustang5.0

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    Is the motorcraft filters good enough? Hows the aeromotive filters? are they too much for my application?
     
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    Im not to sure havent ever heard anything about aeromotive filters they make pretty good fuel system stuff so im sure its good. I use motorcraft and they work good i would just go with one of those.
     
  9. 19mustang95

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    dont use purolator...and since you have a 98, you will need the fuel disconnect tools.
     
  10. 68mustang5.0

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    is it the same tool you use to disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel rails?
     
  11. 95PGTTech

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    correct. a 3/8"+5/16" ford fuel line style disconnect tool should be standard in anyone's toolbox.
     
  12. 68mustang5.0

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    alright, well, my dad got a hold of one of those tools from his friend ( hes a chevy guy, so "quick disconnect tool" isnt in his vocab, lol) we fricking tried, but couldnt get the line off. is there only one size? the lines were not budging, we didnt wanna break the line. whats the correct size needed?
     
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    5/16"
     
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    I haven't changed mine in almost 3yrs since I put the charger on there lol I will prob be changing it soon. Car sits all winter too. I have been getting gas at shell though and I don't think they us ethanol in there fuel.
     
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    Close your mouth too, fuel=not tastey

    good luck :thumb:
     
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    i was always told every 10k miles or every 3rd oil change
     
  17. 95PGTTech

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    :santa_grin:
     
  18. SRT Handz

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    98 has to use the disconnect fuel line tool.... they are available at any parts store.... Great because they work on all fuel and AC lines :thumb:
     
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    should be done every 24,000kms or once a year. make sure the to pop the gas cap too. to release some pressue eh. it helps. once u get the lines off a lil. let it spray out a little eh. and let the pressure out. so yah. good luck with it eh.

    cheers
     
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    Its easier then changing your oil on the 96-98 GT's. And I try to do it once a year.

    Just push the button inside the rear trunk and unclip the filter and replace. Have napkins on the ground to catch the petro.